April 6, 2016

Jewish Arab Relations in Israel Is Topic of Annual Lecture

Mohannad Darawshe, a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the State of Israel, will present the 28th Annual Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Lecture, “Inside Israel: Jewish Arab Relations Within a Regional Context” on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 pm at The Jewish Center of Princeton. 

An expert on Arab-Jewish relations, Mr. Darawshe is director of planning, equality, and shared society at Givat Haviva in Israel, a program of the United Kibbutz Movement and the New Israel Fund. As a 27th generation resident of Iksal, a village in the Galilee, he offers a unique perspective on Arab-Jewish coexistence.

This lecture series commemorates the life of Amy Adina Schulman who was born in Princeton, educated in the public school system, graduating from Princeton High School in 1984. She was concurrently active in Habonim-Dror Labor Zionist Youth Movement, including spending a gap year on Kibbutz Gesher HaZiv, before matriculating to Rutgers University where she continued her social activism commitment. After her untimely death at age 20, this Fund was established by her Princeton and Rutgers communities both to fund this lecture series and to provide grants to young people who choose to intern with social justice organizations world-wide, including Israel, Africa, Latin America, India, and the U.S.

The event is open to the community without charge and is followed by a question and answer period and a dessert reception. For more information, visit AmyAdinaSchulmanFund.org.